Today the Sofia appeal court has announced sentences on a case, which started four (sic!) years ago. On May 3, 2005, 34-year old Vesselin Petrov died, when he touched the water in the fountain on Slaveikov square in Sofia. The investigation proved that when the fountain was designed, there were serious glitches, resulting in leaking electricity (220 Volts) in the water.
Vassil Kamenov, CEO of the company managing the fountain, was found guilty, and… fined (sic!) Leva 1000 (Euro 500 – that is, five hundred). The other two accused – municipality company “Markets” and CEO of the company that build the fountain, were acquitted.
No wonder the European Union claims in their reports that there is no working legal system in Bulgaria. If the death of a young man is equal to Euro 500, then I really think this is worse than a horror story. It is real life in my country.